New Year’s Day Musical Odyssey. Awakening the dream of a new world via the power of collective voice. Be an integral voice in an uplifting event to release the past, align with the present, and empower intentions for personal and collective transformation. Original, ambient, world-fusion, and mantra music with instruments from eastern and western traditions—crystal singing bowls, drums, flute, symphonic gong, electric guitar, bass, piano, toning, community song, spoken word, and silence. $20 admission. amymctear.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Living Seed Yoga Center, 521 Main Street, New Paltz. January 1, 4-5:30pm.
Lego Star Wars/Architectural Workshop. Children (age 5-12) will participate in a variety of Lego builds, such as designing a Star Wars spaceship or tackling architectural designs such as a Lego city that can withstand an earthquake. Participants are asked to bring a snack. $10 admission. 845-255-1255. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmers Turnpike, Gardiner. January 9, 11:30am-1:30pm.
Origami Kingston. Explore the art of Japanese paper folding with Anita Barbour. Please limit participation to children ages 5 and up; teens and adults may also participate. kingstonlibrary.org. 845-331-0507. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St., Kingston. January 9, 10:30-11:30am.
Kitchen Herbal Wisdom for Winter Health.
Participants will discover how to prevent colds and flus this winter by viewing their kitchen as a healing apothecary. Topics will include: how to make healing broths, how to use fermented foods and beverages, and which herbs and superfoods to stock a pantry with. $20 admission. 845-255-1255. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmers Turnpike, Gardiner. January 10, 2:30-4pm.
Paris Opera Ballet Screening. Great American dance comes to the Rosendale Theatre by way of Paris in “Millepied, Balanchine, Robbins,” filmed in HD and performed by the exquisite Paris Opera Ballet, the world’s oldest ballet company. In this new production captured at the Palais Garnier with its Chagall-painted ceiling, Benjamin Millepied, Paris Opera’s Director of Dance, pays tribute to George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins in a mixed bill program. As leaders in the American style of ballet and dance, few choreographers have achieved the heights of Balanchine and Rob
bins. $10 admission for members, $12 for non-members, $6 for children 12 and under. rosendaletheatre.org. 845-658-8989. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main Street, Rosendale. January 10, 3pm.
Permaculture For the Backyard and Small Farm Workshop. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) for a one-day workshop, Permaculture for the Backyard and the Small Farm. The class will be taught by Erik Schellenberg, CCE Orange County, who has been teaching permaculture and also doing professional permaculture design. $75 for pre-registration (by January 8) or $80 at the door, includes a light lunch. tinyurl.com/Jan-2016-Permacultur. CCEUC Office, 232 Plaza Road in Kingston. January 14, 10am-3pm.
Repair Cafe: New Paltz. Bring a beloved but broken item to be repaired for free. Mechanical and electrical items, electronic and digital, clothing and jewelry, things made of wood, dolls and stuffed animals. An expert level of repair. Plus a supervised kids take-apart area. Coffee and tea free. Baked goods and fruit for sale in our cafe. repaircafehv.org or email@example.com. New Paltz United Methodist Church, 1 Grove Street, New Paltz. January 16, 10am-3pm.
Winter Wonderland. Come celebrate the beauty of winter snacks, activities, crafts, and…marshmallow roasting (weather permitting)! This day of family fun will feature a special apeparance by the Onteora School Band. West Hurley Firehouse, 24 Wall St., West Hurley. January 16, 11am-2pm.
Woodstock’s 26th Annual Birthday Tribute to MLK. Through reflection, celebration, education and song, let us remember the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. and use them to inspire us to continue the struggle against the new Jim Crow with ever greater vision, solidarity, and intensity. This event will feature Reverend G. Modele Clarke, New Progressive Baptist Church; Pam Africa, International Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; Diane Harrell, wife of Samuel Harrell; Paula Watson, wife of Shane Watson; the amazing songstress Journey Blue Heaven with her band The Woodstockers, Experience; Jeremy Wilber, Supervisor Town of Woodstock; Debra Burger, Folk Singer. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock. January 17, 2pm.
Poetry in Stone: An Exploration of Stone Constructions in Ulster County.
Who left these stones behind? Were they altars? Temples? Observatories? Burial monuments? Do they preserve a lost language? Or did they merely serve practical purposes? In this slideshow lecture, award-winning historian and author Evan Pritchard will show numerous photographs of anomalous petro-forms from throughout our area. He’ll discuss theories about the possible origins of these unusual structures, including cairns, bee hives, effigies, chambers, walls, seats, and more, each poetic in its own way. Discussion and book signing will follow. $5 suggested donation, children free. 845-626-5350. Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main Street, Stone Ridge. January 20. 6pm.
Bloomington Reformed Church Soup Sale. Visit the Church for the homemade soup sale. $4.50 per pint with bread. Come early for the best selection. Handicap accessible. 845-331-7099. United Reformed Church, 11 Church St, Bloomington. January 21, 4-7pm. Snow date: January 22.
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. Jay Ungar and Molly Mason perform American folk music and Cajun and Quebecois waltzes during Newburgh Chamber Music’s “A Touch of France” series. The concert is followed by a reception with the artists. $25, $5 students, children under 12 free. St. George’s Church, 105 Grand St. Newburgh. January 24, 3-7:15pm.
A brand new beer festival in Uptown Kingston, featuring 60+ beers from 30+ breweries, Hudson Valley food vendors, local craft artisans, live music from Adrien Reju, Bearquilt, La Familia, and more. Breweries include Bells, Ommegang, Brooklyn, Captain Lawrence, Founders, Goose Island, Keegan Ales, Lagunitas, Magic Hat, Rogue, Southern Tier, Victory, and more. This is a 21 and over event. Presented by Radio Woodstock 100.1, WDST. UptownBoogaloo.com. $45 general admission (capacity limited to 800 tickets); $95 VIP (capacity limited to 100 tickets). BSP, 323 Wall St., Kingston. January 30, VIP Entry 1pm, GA Entry 2pm.
10th Annual Penny Social. The Cardinal Spellman Columbiette Council #5800 from St. Joseph’s Church in New Paltz is holding their 10th Annual Penny Social to raise money for various charitable organizations in our area. Bring your friends and family for a chance to win raffles, 50/50, and valuable gift certificates! The kitchen will be open to purchase refreshments! Free admission. 845-978-5583. St Joseph Church Hall, 34 S. Chestnut Street, New Paltz. January 30, doors open at 11am, calling begins 12:30pm. Snow date: January 31, doors open 1pm, calling 2pm.
Creative Space. Get playfully creative and unwind as the week comes to a close. Drop off the kids or come as a family. Fiberflame’s mixed-media studio is stocked with tools and materials—come experiment, learn new techniques, create your own projects, and bring your ideas to life. You may either create your own project from materials on the supply wall or start with a project “blank” (up to $12 value) from the walk-in wall. $20 drop-in or purchase a class card. fiberflamestudio.com. 845-679-6132. Fiberflame Studio, 1776 Route 212, Saugerties. Every Thursday, 3:30-5pm.
Gurdjieff Movements Class. The Gurdjieff movements are the name given to the collective body of sacred dances that were collected or authored by G. I. Gurdjieff and taught to his students as part of the work of self observation and self study. Gurdjieff taught that the movements were not merely calisthenics, exercises in concentration, and displays of bodily coordination and aesthetic sensibility—on the contrary, in the movements was embedded real, concrete knowledge, passed from generation to generation of initiates, each posture and gesture representing some cosmic truth that the informed observer could read like a book. $5 suggested donation. byrdcliffe.org. 845-527-6205. Woodstock Byrdcliff Guild, 34 Tinker Street, Woodstock. Every Thursday, 7pm.
Tai Chi for Life. An ancient Chinese martial art that has multiple benefits for balance, breathing, strength, stamina and social and spiritual well-being. Students begin by learning a slow sequence of circular movements that comprise the traditional yang form. $44 per month. 845-687-7668. Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main Street, Stone Ridge. Tuesdays, 10am; Thursdays, 9am.